• Modern Family ending after 11 seasons on ABC

    Modern Family is coming to an end. ABC announced they’ve renewed the show for an eleventh and final season. Previously co-creators Christopher Lloyd and Steve Levitan said that the tenth season would be the last for the long-running family sitcom. When the show premiered in 2009, it was groundbreaking for its portrayal of diverse family structures including a set of same-sex fathers played by Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet. The

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    Black-ish, The Goldbergs get season extensions as ABC displays confidence in comedy slate

    ABC seems pretty happy with their comedies. The alphabet network has ordered additional episodes for black-ish, The Goldbergs, The Conners, The Kids Are Alright, and Single Parents. Black-ish and The Goldbergs are some of the network’s senior sitcoms, with black-ish continuing to garner critical and popular praise. Now in its fifth season, the Anthony Anderson comedy will get an additional two episodes for a total of 24. The Goldbergs get just

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    Modern Family writers sell Happy Accident pilot to ABC

    The team behind Modern Family is bringing a new dysfunctional family to ABC with their new pilot Happy Accident. Abraham Higginbotham and Jon Pollack are both writer-producers for ABC’s smash hit Modern Family and have received a pilot order from the alphabet network. Happy Accident will revolve around two Pittsburgh families who are forced to live together after a family secret is revealed. While no one has been cast yet, the

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    Nicholas Stoller sells four comedies to CBS, ABC, Fox

    Nicholas Stoller has sold four comedy projects in the first pitch season under his Sony Pictures TV overall deal. The new comedies coming out from Stoller span multiple networks. A multi-cam sitcom, Our House, written by Brendan O’Brien and The Story of Us written by Mike Royce are coming to CBS. Common Areas, written by Hilary Winston and Mat Harawitz will head to ABC while single-cam Next Door, with writers

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    Craig Ferguson is The King of 7B in ABC sitcom pilot

    Craig Ferguson is very busy despite his CBS departure two months ago. The former Late Late Show host will star in an ABC comedy pilot The King Of 7B. Ferguson plays Prentiss Porter, an agoraphobe who takes his first steps into the outside world in 11 years. Of course, as soon as he finds himself amongst people he appears to see his potential soul mate living across the street. The

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    Whoopi Goldberg joins Jermaine Fowler’s ABC sitcom

    Whoopi Goldberg will join comedian Jermaine Fowler in a new ABC sitcom Delores & Jermaine. The outspoken co-host of The View has signed on to film the pilot in New York City. Jermaine Fowler created the pilot for Delores & Jermaine based on his life. Fowler stars as a millennial with big ideas but little motivation who moves in with his estranged grandmother (Goldberg), a strict former D.C. cop. Naturally,

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    Tina Fey’s Fortune Feimster sitcom pilot, Uncle Buck reboot advance at ABC

    Tina Fey is getting closer to finally putting comedian Fortune Feimster on network television. ABC ordered a pilot for Family Fortune starring Feimster. ABC was previously developing the comedy project from Tina Fey who attempted to get the Feimster-led Cabbot College on Fox last year. Family Fortune is based on the former Chelsea Lately panelist’s family life in North Carolina. She plays a popular gym teacher who comes out of

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    Black-ish, Cristela performing well but canceling Selfie and Manhattan Love Story has ABC struggling to find a powerful comedy block

    After giving sitcoms Cristela and Black-ish full first season orders, ABC may have finally found some rhythm in its comedy department. ABC executives ordered an additional nine episodes of Cristela Alonzo’s family series Cristela on Monday. This is in addition to several other series extensions, including 11 new episodes for comedian and current Walmart pitchman Anthony Anderson’s Black-ish. The network also ordered two more episodes this season of sophomore series

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    Iliza Shlesinger snags ‘Forever 31’ deal with ABC

    Iliza Shlesinger, who’s profile has risen dramatically over the past few years, has been tapped by ABC to develop a series titled Forever 31, based on the comedian’s life as a touring comedian. Shlesinger, who will turn 32 in February, will write the script and co-executive produce while former Sex And The City scribe Cindy Chupak will supervise. Last year Shlesinger released her stellar hour-long comedy special War Paint via

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    Whose Line is it Anyway? renewed for 24 episodes

    Whose Line is it Anyway?, the popular sketch comedy show that was revived in 2013 with host Aisha Tyler, has been renewed for a third season. The CW announced today they’ve ordered 24 new episodes that will premiere in 2015. Whose Line is it Anyway? originated in the UK but became an American hit when ABC broadcast it with host Drew Carey from 1998-2004. The new version of the show

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    ABC’s ‘The Middle’ renewed, ‘Suburgatory,’ ‘Super Fun Night’ cancelled and Kevin Hart pilot quiet

    ABC has cancelled some comedies to make way for a new slate of laughers. Freshman series Trophy Wife starring Marcia Gay Harden and Malin Akerman was cancelled late last night. Mixology will officially not get a second season order and will end after its season finale, which frees up cast member Andrew Santino to commit to the yet-to-be-greenlit How I Met Your Dad pilot. The Neighbors also received the ABC

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    Kevin Hart’s ABC pilot snags Romany Malco as its lead

    Kevin Hart’s untitled ABC semi-autobiographical comedy pilot now has a very funny lead. Romany Malco has been cast to play the role of Derek, a personal trainer and pseudo-entrepreneur who is a recently divorced father of two. Him and his ex-wife agree that it would be best for them to try to be…friends. Malco has proven to exhibit phenomenal comedy chops with his roles in 40-Year Old Virgin and Weeds.

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    Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo developing new comedy series for ABC

    While Chevy Chase’s 85-episode run on NBC cult favorite Community has long since come to an end, it seems the iconic actor is gearing up for a return to the small screen. He’s working on a new series for rival network ABC– and he’s teaming up with Beverly D’Angelo, his film wife throughout the National Lampoon Vacation franchise. If the show gets picked up, Chase and D’Angelo would star as

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    Last Man Standing tackles the spanking issue (Exclusive preview)

    To spank or not to spank—that is the question on many parents’ minds in these ever-changing and progressive times. Back in the day, if parents didn’t smack their child every now and again (when he or she deserved it, of course) most parents judged them harshly. These days, it’s quite the opposite. There’s things like “behavior charts” and “time outs,” foreign and terrible concepts for a lot of American grandparents.

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    Kristen Schaal sells ‘American Monster’ to ABC

    Indie comedy darling Kristen Schaal might be headed to the big time. She, along with her producing partner (and husband) Rich Blomquist just inked a deal with ABC to star in a comedy series called American Monster. If the network picks up the show to series, we’ll see Schaal star as a troubled suburbanite who becomes somewhat of a celebrity when she’s forced into a murder-related trial, according to Deadline.

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